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Hickman Football - Fans

Fans hold their spirit fingers into the air during a kick-off on Friday at Hickman High School.

Hickman Football - offensive line

Hickman's offensive line prepares for the snap on Friday night at Hickman High School. Hickman won the game 42-14 after a first half shut out.

Hickman Football - Cradon run

Cradon Cook, a Hickman junior, carries the ball down field on Friday night against Vashon.

Hickman Football snap

Hickman junior Chris Griggs prepares to hike the ball on Friday during their first home game of the season. Hickman beat Vashon 42-14 after a first half shut out.

Hickman coin toss

Football players from Hickman High School hold hands while walking to center field before the second half of the game on Friday.

Hickman Football - Rodes tackle

Dylan Rodes (18), Hickman High School junior, gets tackled by a player from Vashon during the home game on Friday night. Hickman beat Vashon 42-14.

Dance party

Mill Creek Elementary first-grader JaDe'la Bonaparte, 6, does the limbo under a yard stick on Friday during a birthday celebration for the school, which turned 20 this year. Along with limbo contests, students got to eat popcorn, play with noise makers and dance to music on the school yard.

Snapping history

Eartha Roulier takes a photo of Jill Ray's first-grade class during the 20th birthday celebration for Mill Creek Elementary School on Friday.

There since the beginning

Mill Creek Elementary principal Mary Sue Gibson, far right, introduces, from left, Trish Crews, Chris Gambill and Carolyn Roof, who have worked at the school since it opened in 1989, during the school's 20th birthday celebration on Friday. Students, faculty, and staff gathered outside the school to help celebrate the occasion.

Big bear hug

Along with the rest of the school, second grader Emily LeBlanc, right, gives the Mill Creek Elementary School building a hug during the school's 20th birthday party on Friday. Along with hugging the building, students danced, had limbo contests and played with noise makers during the celebration.

Happy Birthday, Mill Creek Elementary

First-grader Turner DeArmond, 7, blows a horn in the face of classmate Riley Snider, 6, as she returns the favor on Friday at Mill Creek Elementary School. Students spent the last hour of the school day celebrating the school's 20th birthday with noise makers, popcorn and music.

Joe Schroeder's spikes from 50 years ago

Joe Schroeder wore the royal blue Adidas track spikes when he won the first Heart of America Marathon 50 years ago. He used taped cotton to cover the spikes of the shoes for running on concrete and later in the race, the spikes offered him a better grip on the asphalt.

Joe Schroeder puts on track shoes

Joe Schroeder puts on a pair of track shoes. Schroeder won the first Heart of America Marathon 50 years ago.

Rock Bridge tailback Trey Millard

At 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, Trey Millard is surprisingly quick, with a 4.6 time in the 40-yard dash.

Hickman volleyball drops game

Rolla’s Sam Maples, left, watches as Hickman’s Kortney Heidy, center, falls attempting to set the ball for her teammates in Thursday's Bulldogs victory over the Kewpies.

Missouri defensive coordinator Dave Steckel

Dave Steckel is entering his first season as the Missouri football team's defensive coordinator, but has been working for Pinkel at Missouri since 2001. Before that he worked for Pinkel at Toledo.

Motorcycle accident victim lies in hammock

Clifford Schafer died Thursday morning after crashing his motorcycle.

Clifford Schafer

Clifford Schafer.

National Guard Clark and daughter

Missouri National Guard Capt. Jordan Clark of Shawnee, Kan., left center, playfully sticks his tongue out to mimic his daughter, Abigail, 1, before the start of a deployment ceremony at the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site in Jefferson City on Thursday. Clark and sixty other National Guard soldiers and the Agri-Business Development Team III will soon be deployed to Afghanistan to provide agricultural training and assistance to Afghan citizens.

National Guard and Jay Nixon

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the Missouri National Guard Agri-Business Development Team III during a deployment ceremony at the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site in Jefferson City on Thursday. The team will soon be deployed to Afghanistan after additional training in Indiana.
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